Miner Killed In Indiana Identified

(Undated) – The name of the miner killed last week in an underground accident at the Sunrise Coal Mine in Oaktown, Indiana has been released. In a Facebook post to its employees, Sunrise Coal says Brian Rodriguez was working on Unit 4 Friday when the accident occurred. Rodriguez is a North Knox graduate, who served two combat tours in Iraq as United States Marine and had been in the mining industry for the past nine and a half years. Rodriguez leaves behind his wife Megan and seven children. Early reports indicated that Rodriguez had been run over by an underground mining machine. The accident is still under investigation and no other details have been released.